Category: Cycling the Loire Valley

Saint Nazaire Bridge Crossing By Bike Update

If you’re planning a bicycling trip along the Loire this year, and you’re thinking about taking the bridge from Saint Nazaire to Saint Brevin-les-Pins, do yourself a favor and watch this YouTube video.     Experiencing this bridge by bike definitely isn’t on my bucket list, and, unless you are a very experienced cyclist, it

Grand Saint Michel Hotel In Chambord Closed For Renovations

One of my favorite hotels in the Loire region is closed for extensive renovations and won’t reopen until sometime in 2017.  The Grand Saint Michel Hotel is located next to Chambord, the largest and most spectacular castle in the Loire River Valley. To spend the night here in one of the rooms overlooking Chambord is

Cycling Les Chateaux a Velo

Les Chateaux a Velo is one of the best kept secrets in the Loire Valley and it’s one of my favorite areas in France to explore by bike. There’s never enough time to bicycle along the Loire, which is probably one of the reasons why so few people explore the itineraries of Les Chateaux a

Luggage Transfer A Great Cycling Indulgence!

No matter how much you love bicycling in Europe, you’re probably not a big fan of carrying all your clothes in panniers.  But for cyclotourists, panniers are a necessary evil, a small price to pay for complete independence on the road.  Despite how carefully I choose every piece of clothing and technology that I pack,

Cycling the Loire, A Perfect Adventure

The Loire is one of my favorite cycling itineraries in Europe.  No matter how many times I go there, no matter what season, what area, the Loire a Velo, Chateaux a Velo or a Loire deviation, I always feel totally at home in the Loire River Valley.  The Loire provides every possible experience that you